When a tooth is chipped or fractured, the changes in the dental structure might not be immediately obvious. In time, the microscopic textures of the damaged tooth enamel could foster bacterial tooth decay or even leave the tooth increasingly vulnerable to a more severe dental fracture.
Even if you don’t experience heightened sensitivity or other symptoms of dental distress, you should still have the chipped tooth examined at Advantage Dentists. Dr. Sula can assess the severity of the damage and present you with the most applicable options.
In a case where the chip is small and the biting surface is not significantly compromised, your dentist might be able to repair the tooth with a dental filling.
The tooth’s primary function and the filling’s visibility in your smile will determine the filling material your dentist uses. A composite filling is made from a special dental-grade resin. It can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel. If the chip is on a non-occlusal surface of a molar or premolar, your dentist might use a blend of dental metals known as amalgam.
If you live in the Katy, Texas, area and you have suffered a chip on one of your teeth, you should call 281-829-5000 to have it repaired at Advantage Dentists.